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Quincy Area SHRM Speakers Announced for 2017

    January 26, 2017


    January 10th – Alan Kinsey is VP of “Inquirehire,” a provider of integrated human capital management services and systems located in Southeast Iowa. Alan’s specialties include talent acquisition, aptitude assessment, and employment screening systems. He works extensively with banking organizations, as well as manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. Alan is a frequent public speaker on employment branding, talent acquisition technology, and employment screening techniques. His talk is entitled "Recruiting and Hiring Top Talent." He provides valuable tips on how to build effective recruiting strategies in today's challenging environment.

    February 14th – Rob Cross is a Partner at Brown, Hay + Stephens located in Springfield, Illinois. His firm is the oldest and largest in the capital city. Two of his areas of focus are employment law and mediation. He has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as before various state and local agencies. Rob talks about the impact of 7th Circuit cases in 2016 and what we can expect in 2017 from the courts. 

    March 14th – Rob Newbold is a co-author of the book “Millennial Leaders” which is earning high marks on Amazon. The book cover: Success Stories from Today's Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders. It explores and analyzes Generation Y - the young adults currently between the ages of 18 and 30 - from a socio-economic standpoint. The book highlights 25 members of this generation who have already made a name for themselves and provides crucial insights for business and political leaders seeking to tap into this demographic. Rob is also a co-author of Edge: A Leadership Story. Rob also runs Newbold Resources, as a consultant and trainer.  Rob will expand on his last speaking engagement with our group in 2016.

    April 11th - Dustin Miller is a Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) with the OSHA Fairview Heights Area Office. Dustin has been with OSHA for 14 years. Before coming to OSHA, Mr. Miller held previous positions in the centrifugal foundry/machine shop and petrochemical industries. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Safety Management and a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University as well as OHST and CHST certifications. Dustin has a hands-on background.  He will talk about the top 10 OSHA violations, what triggers an inspection and how to handle. He will also update us on the 2017 new penalties and rules. If you would like information on this topic before our meeting, following is a link.

    May 9th – Travis Freeman is from “Four Seasons Financial Education”.  He will cover the scenario relating to wellness programs after the EEOC challenge. His firm has more than thirty years cutting edge knowledge in financial and benefit programs. They provide top of the line expertise on benefits and emerging strategies in the area of wellness programs.

    June 13th – Blanche Shoup, Director of the Workforce Office of Western Illinois and Diane Prenger, Local Office Manager IDES – topic to be determined.

    August 8th – Donna Rogers graduated with a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Human Resources Development (HRD) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with honors. Her Human Resources (HR) career began in 1991. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Donna joined the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) as an adjunct faculty member in 2002. In 2008 she joined the UIS College of Business and Management (CBM) full-time. She serves as an instructor of Human Resources Management (HRM), Organizational Development (OD), Organizational Behavior (OB), and Strategic Human Resources Management. She teaches online, blended and face-to-face classes. Donna is the owner of Rogers HR Consulting which was founded in 2001 winning the 2008 Small Business Award of the Year for Home Based Business from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. She serves as the Illinois State Council of the Society of Human Resources (ILSHRM) College Relations Director and is a Past North Central Region - Membership Advisory Committee Representative (NCR – MAC Rep) and Past Director for ILSHRM.  Donna will talk about the following:

    1. How to develop and implement HR metrics and workforce analytics to measure organizational results vs. its goals and objectives.
    2. When and how to align, and incorporate metrics into business plans to achieve growth and improve revenue.
    3. How to use metrics to conduct cost/benefit analyses and increase managerial decision-making capacity.
    4. How to select the important and appropriate data to collect and analyze.

    October 10th – As one of Work First Casualty Company’s Vice President since 2009, Bruce Winterrowd has brought decades of real expertise regarding effective management of Workers Compensation risk. His years of personal industry expertise include numerous management and leadership positions with particular focus on Workers’ Compensation. Work First was officially founded in 2005 however; their fascinating story of growth and adversity began in 1985 as a small staffing firm in which they were almost forced out of business due to a problematic series of Worker Compensation Claims. The obstacle was clear – figure out how to manage workers’ compensation costs by decreasing the frequency and severity of employee injuries. The company discovered a way to solve their problems by implementing a superbly effective loss prevention program and has since evolved into a top insurance provider. Over the years, the Work First team has won several national accolades due to their unique model of offering not just insurance – but a loss prevention program that reduces injuries and improves operations spanning 130 offices in 25 states and a Canadian province. Please join me in this great opportunity to hear a true expert speak of a critical business component we all face.